Statement by Art Pulaski on Tonight’s Election Results
California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski released the following statement on the results of tonight’s elections for Governor and Senate:
“Tonight’s results serve notice to the super wealthy who think deep pockets and corporate allegiances are the only prerequisites to high office. Meg Whitman’s $180 million avalanche of spending failed because she sought to buy our trust rather than earn it.
“Instead of scapegoating teachers, nurses and other public servants, Brown focused on investing in good jobs, clean energy and education to make our state great again. Whitman repackaged failed ideas, like tax breaks for the wealthy and mass layoffs, which never resonated with voters. Instead of offering vision, Whitman relentlessly attacked those who disagree with her.
“Once again, California families showed wisdom in their choice for the Senate. Sen. Boxer will continue her leadership in Washington to put American jobs first and end tax breaks for corporations that ship jobs overseas.
“The California Labor movement participated in this election with unparalleled intensity. Whitman and Fiorina’s assault on working people’s ideals made this election more critical to our state’s future than any we’ve seen in a generation. Nearly 30,000 union volunteers worked to combat Whitman and Fiorina’s record spending by spreading the word about the stakes in this election, person by person. That grassroots campaigning made a key impact on tonight’s results.
“We congratulate Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer on their victories tonight. We look forward to working together to rebuild our economy.”
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